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Fed up! : winning the war against childhood obesity

Author: Susan Okie
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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Once dismissed by the medical profession as a purely cosmetic problem, obesity now ranks second only to smoking as a wholly preventable cause of death. Indeed, it's implicated in 300,000 deaths each year and is a major contributor to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. Even conservative estimates show that 15% of all children are now considered to be overweight - worldwide  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Okie
OCLC Number: 60530030
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2005.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The fattest generation --
Obese twins and thrifty genes --
Size, health, and self-esteem --
Teaching children how to eat for life --
Off the couch and away from the screen --
Programming babies for health, before and after birth --
Eating lessons at school --
Finding help for an overweight child --
Action for healthy communities.
Other Titles: Winning the war against childhood obesity
Responsibility: Susan Okie.

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Once dismissed by the medical profession as a purely cosmetic problem, obesity now ranks second only to smoking as a wholly preventable cause of death. Indeed, it's implicated in 300,000 deaths each year and is a major contributor to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. Even conservative estimates show that 15% of all children are now considered to be overweight - worldwide there are 22 million kids under five years old that are defined as fat. Supersized portions, unhealthy diets, and too little physical activity certainly contribute to what is making kids fat. But that's not the whole story. Researchers are at a loss to explain why obesity rates have risen so suddenly and so steeply in the closing decades of the 20th century. But head out to the beaches, playgrounds, and amusement parks, and it's obvious that overweight children are more numerous and conspicuous. [This book] provides in-depth background on the issue; shares heartrending but instructive case studies that illustrate just how serious and widespread the problem is; and gives honest, authoritative, science-based advice that constitute our best weapons in this critical battle. -http://www.jhpress.org.

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